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ISBN:1553378865
Author: Frank Asch
ISBN13: 978-1553378860
Title: Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius
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Language: English
Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Publisher: Kids Can Press (February 1, 2006)
Pages: 128

Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius by Frank Asch



Star Jumper by Frank Ash is journeys through the life of a young scientist/inventory named Alex. Alex has on major problem; his brother. Six year old Jonathan always seems to make life difficult for Alex. He is always prying and always annoying Alex when he is working on his inventions. I liked this book because it is one of those "kid genius" books, where there is a super smart kid who can do like anything, and in this story there is a kid named Alex who built a rocket out of cardboard to escape to another galaxy just to get away from his pest of a brother.

Star Jumper: Journal of . .has been added to your Cart. Frank Asch is the author and illustrator of more than 70 books for children. His picture books with Kids Can Press include Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs and Mr. Maxwell's Mouse (illustrated by his son, Devin Asch). Frank lives in Middletown Springs, Vermont.

Series: Journal of a Cardboard Genius (1). Members. Creator of the Moonbear picture books, Frank Asch successfully turns his hand to chapter books and creates Star Jumper: Journal of A Cardboard Genius. This book is sure to appeal to Calvin and Hobbes fans, younger Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans, and just about any kid who enjoys tales of boyhood genius or is a frustrated older brother. He is a self-proclaimed genius that uses cardboard and duct tape to create his designs

Self-proclaimed genius inventor Alex is convinced that his little brother Jonathan is evil. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. Today I read Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius, by Frank Asch. Alternatively, it could suit older reluctant readers, especially boys. The book is about a boy named Alex who has a keen interest in scientific invention, a healthy ego, and a pesky six-year-old brother named Jonathan.

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Alex, a genius inventor, is constantly annoyed by his little brother, Jonathan. Jonathan's specialty is sticking to Alex like glue-and sticking his nose into his big brother's business. That's why Alex has to leave Earth and fly so far away that no one will ever be able to find him. Using cardboard, duct tape, old odds and ends and his amazing scientific imagination, Alex. Using cardboard, duct tape, old odds and ends and his amazing scientific imagination, Alex builds Star Jumper, a spaceship that will deliver him from his rotten little brother forever! It's a plan only a cardboard genius could ever hope to pull off. But Jonathan has other ideas-and a secret that ultimately brings forth Alex's most brilliant creation ever!

Journal of a Cardboard Genius. lt;p Using cardboard, duct tape, old odds and ends, and his amazing scientific imagination, Alex builds Star Jumper, a spaceship that will deliver him from his rotten little brother forever! It s a plan only a cardboard genius could ever hope to pull of. lt;/p. Other Books You Might Like.

The well-known children’s author Frank Asch, who has written such playful picture books as Popcorn, Mooncake, and I Can Roar Like a Lion, has just published a charming illustrated novel about a boy who can build anything out of cardboard. Alex, a self-proclaimed genius, is keeping a journal, or, as he calls it, a historical document of the building of his spaceship. Alex tells the reader that he wants to build a spaceship to leave Earth because he can no longer live with his pesky little brother Jonathan.

Self-proclaimed genius inventor Alex is convinced that his little brother Jonathan is evil. The kid never shuts up. He's a klutz, and he drools on his pillow when he sleeps. Jonathan's specialty, though, is sticking to Alex like glue -- and sticking his nose into his big brother's business. That's why Alex has to leave Earth and fly so far away that no one will ever be able to find him. Using cardboard, duct tape, old odds and ends and his amazing scientific imagination, Alex builds Star Jumper, a spaceship that will deliver him from his rotten little brother forever! It's a plan only a cardboard genius could ever hope to pull off. But Jonathan has other ideas -- and a secret that ultimately brings forth Alex's most brilliant creation ever!
Reviews: 7
Darksinger
Alex wants to build a space ship to go to the other side of the galaxy, far far away from little brother Jonathan. Using cardboard and junk he builds his space ship, space suit, and equipment. Jonathan is sure Alex is building something for him. When he finds out Alex is not, he is telling Mom. Alex must find a way to defeat Jonathan's evil deeds.

I laughed out loud at times. This story is told in the first person point-of-view which makes is so much more funny because Alex is throwing asides at the reader through the whole book. He is my kind of kid. I could place myself in Alex's shoes and feel exactly as he was feeling. I totally enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Bloodfire
My 8 yr old is a very good reader but I think has been a bit intimidated by chapter books when I've tried to get him to select some to read. But he dove right into this one (and the rest of the series as well). I think there's just enough small pictures here to make this a great transition book for him.

My 6 year old (1st gr.) is a bit of a reluctant reader, but he liked us reading these books to him enough to give them a shot at reading them himself. There's a number of big science-ey words that are beyond him, but the material seems to keep him interested and trying, a couple pages at a time.
Cells
I thought it was time to introduce my 5 year old to chapter books. He was bored with his picture books at bed time. Now he looks forward to hearing the adventures of Alex, who builds a spaceship to leave this Universe and his little brother Jonathan behind. Alex finds that he keeps needing to build new gadgets (one which accidentaly shrinks his little brother!)for his space adventure. He learns that he may actually love his brother more than he thinks. Great for the space lover and those who know all to well the love hate relationship that exists between siblings.
Anardred
I bought this on the recommendation of the first reviewer and I'm so glad I did. My 8 year-old loved it. When I told him it was about a boy named Alex who has an annoying little brother and likes to invent things, he agreed to pick it up. But the story kept him hooked and I soon noticed him scribbling in a little notebook his own inventions and asking for cardboard boxes. And he asked for the second book. That's quite an achievement.

So, Mr. Asch, please keep them coming!
Eng.Men
My 8 year old son loves this, read it all in one day, and started rereading it the next day! He could relate to it with sibling rivalry, imagination, and adventure, perfect for boys transitioning to chapter books. He previously would only read captain underpants.
Mozel
Love, love, love...
Kahavor
My son loved this book.
After reading this book, you'll want to go buy a roll of duct tape and get a few boxes. Young genius Alex can tackle any challenge with a little cardboard and that famous tape. A lively story of two brothers: One genius, the other obnoxious. Or is he? Big brother Alex, a math whiz kid, will soon remove himself from the dread of little brother Jonathan, as his Star Jumper spaceship leaps him to another corner of the galaxy. But Jonathan has ideas of his own, and reveals HIS inventive side.